July 20, 2013

Saturday Sneak Peek

It is time once again to check out a snippet of the newest image coming into the store this Thursday.  Yes, it is time for the Saturday Sneak Peek--that day of the week where you all get your brains working by trying to figure out what the latest image will be. 

It is the third release in our Summer Bug Brigade so you all have a giant clue right there!

Now this is just a small portion of the overall design but I think I've given you a pretty good clue to get some guessing in.  As always, I look forward to seeing what ideas you come up, no matter how outrageous they may be.  In fact, they are the best ones.  I may end up offering up a treat for the one that makes me laugh the most!  Offer up your guesses of the overall design by Wednesday at 12:00 EST in a comment to be eligible to receive a special treat.

 there is still time to sign up for your chance to win Naomi's latest new release:  CowBEE Greetings!  Click HERE to find out how.

Have a very crafty weekend everybody!  If you are in an area that is suffering from a lot of heat, please stay cool as you can and hydrated.  I don't want to hear of any of you suffering from heat illness.

See you on all on Thursday for the reveal.


July 19, 2013

First Ever DT Call for Creative Bug Digitals

Creative Bug Digitals is growing and is looking for people to become part of its dynamic Design Team.
    1. Do you currently have an active blog?
    2. Do you love to create projects, working with digital images?
    3. Have you checked out the images in the Creative Bug Digitals STORE and liked what you've seen?
    4. Do you love to have fun and hang out with like-minded crafters (i.e., people who are easy-going, friendly, caring, open minded, supportive, etc.)?
    5. Do you love to create for the sake of creating and to help inspire others?
    6. Can you take good clean/clear pictures of your work?
    7. Can you meet a deadline?
       If you answered yes to the above questions, then you should keep reading to find out what else you need to do in order to apply for a spot on the Creative Bug Digitals Design Team.

      We’re looking for a group of enthusiastic, dedicated, dependable, team-oriented, designers to join us.  

      What do you need to do?
      First of all, you must have a blog that you keep current.

      Next, send me an email to serve as your DT Application.  It must include the following information:
      1. Your name;
      2. How you would describe your style (we’re looking for all different styles);
      3. Why you want to work with us and why you think you’d be a good fit with Creative Bug Digitals;
      4. Three (3) different projects showcasing your talent (don’t worry, it doesn’t matter how new you are to card making).  These projects can be preexisting cards.  However, we’d like one (1) of those cards to showcase a Creative Bug Digitals image.  If you have one already made with a CBD image that is fine but if you don't and you are new to CBD, you can grab our current freebie by clicking HERE and picking it up in the store;
      5. Let us know what your experience is working within a design team.  If you don’t have any DT experience, that is okay too!
      6. Any other relevant information you’d like to share.
      What do you get?
      We are NOT looking for people who are into design teams just to grab every digi they can; or, for people whose sole mission is to promote themselves.  If that is you, then I’m afraid you just won’t be a good fit with us.  HOWEVER, if you love to have fun, enjoy colouring digital images, and want to help inspire your fellow Design Team members along with our readers, then this is the place for you! And of course, you will be given the digis you need to create your cards plus some other goodies along the way.

      Other Details…
      1. Terms are for three months long (with an option to extend if mutually agreeable) and will start once you have been accepted onto the team.  
      2. We will be creating two separate teams—one will design using Naomi’s awesome Freebies and the other team will design using her amazing New Releases.  On average you will need to create 2 projects a month.  However there may be some months where you need to create 3  projects (as some months may have an extra Tuesday or Thursday in them).  You of course will also have the option of designing for both teams if you have the time.
      3. You may be asked to participate in special events, i.e. blog hops, etc. but these will be planned and discussed well in advance.
      4. You will also have the opportunity to possibly be a Guest Design Team member (GDT) on a challenge blog that CBD is sponsoring.  It will always be optional to participate in these extra GDT spots.
      5. All group communication and file uploading will take place in the Creative Bug Digitals DT Yahoo Group so you will need to become comfortable working within this environment.  It is a private group and only CBD DT members will have access to it.  If you do not have a Yahoo ID you will need to sign up for a free Yahoo account.  If you are unfamiliar with Yahoo Groups, that is okay too as I can provide you with some basic information for how to maneuvre your way around.

      So, are you up for the challenge?  

      If you are seriously interested in becoming a Creative Bug AND can meet the obligations outlined above, please send us an email by clicking HEREPlease put "CBD DT Application" in the subject line.

      This is an open call for now until we are able to fill up all the available spots on the team. We are currently looking for at least four more people.

      If you have any questions at all, please contact me directly by clicking HERE.

      If any of you, our loyal readers, would like to advertise the DT call for us on your own individual blog. we would sincerely appreciate the shout out.

      In closing, both Naomi and I would just like to say, thank you so much for your interest in applying for our design team!  We look forward to hearing from you and seeing all of your creations! We can’t wait to see who will be joining us on this new adventure!


      July 16, 2013

      Summer Bug Brigade Freebie-- The New and Improved Beach Bug

      Cow-a-BUG-a Dude!

      Welcome to the latest Bug Brigade reveal!  For those of you who have been with me since the beginning of July, you know that all the freebie and new releases revolve around the theme of bugs.   But don't worry, you'll only ever see cute ones on this blog--none of those nasty creepy crawlers with way too many legs to be natural.  This is a cute bug zone only!  Today's offering definitely falls into that category.  Naomi has gone and revamped one of her original bugs for this week's freebie.

      Today we have for you, the very special...

      Beach Bug

       It is time for Beach Bug to come out of the store and splash around.  She has been touched up and saved at a new resolution making her bigger and better.  So, if you already have her, you'll want to download her again to receive this improved version! 

      Click HERE to get "Beach Bug".  Available from Tuesday, July 16th, until Tuesday, July 30th, 2013.
      After that it will be replaced with another freebie.

       Your eyes will BUG out over the fabulous creations that were made to showcase this cutie pie...

      Once again,  Jennifer from Krafty Keepsakes was able to make a card, this time to show off Beach Bug...

       What a great card for a summer birthday!  I really love all the texture that Jennifer has going on in this card.  The raised lettering is really cool too.

        Suze from Craftysuze created this great card...

      Another wonderful birthday card with great designer papers and an awesome starfish accent.

      Our very own Queen of the hive, NAOMI had a little extra time and created this adorable beach scene.

      I can't believe she found such a cool beach scene DP to use as the background in behind her image.  Add some gltter and this card surely shines in more than one way!  Here is a close up of Naomi's rendition of this sweet bug...

      Special thanks to Jennifer, Suze and Naomi herself, for their awesome contribution this week.  If any of you would like to help us showcase an upcoming freebie or new release as a GDT until the DT is up and running,  please EMAIL ME.

      Sneak peek guesses...
      There were a couple guesses this week but unfortunately nothing remotely close!  Although I should send Ike something for having the most creative guess of it being a "star struck/spotlighted COW all done up ready for the Stampede".  Interesting thought, especially considering Ike knew it was going to be a bug.

      DON'T FORGET...
       there is still time to sign up for your chance to win Naomi's latest new release:  CowBEE Greetings!  Click HERE to find out how.

      BEEfore I go, let's see who will be playing over at the Bugland Review this weekend.  Our very own Beach Bug spent hours in line for her tickets:


      Dur-ant Dur-ant
      Michael Jackstung
      Lionel R-itchy
      The Bee-tles
      Jose Flea-ciano
      Pat Bugatar
      Gnat King Cole
      Bruce Stingsteen
      *101 Bug Jokes is © Scholastic Inc. 1984

      Well that is it for today. Thanks for stopping by everyone!  Look out for our DT call coming later this week!

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